Friday, October 20, 2006
Monitoring the Anti-Israel Professors in Israel
Academics against 'post-Zionist' professors
'Israel Academia Monitor' website warns students of
anti-Israel professors and courses at Israeli universities
(The following is the abridged English version the paper ran. The full
longer Hebrew version can be read at
Many history and sociology professors and researchers with the common goal
of showing 'the other' less popular side of Zionism, earned the handle
'post-Zionists' for their participation in Palestinian propaganda against
government policies and efforts against Israel's definition as a Jewish
These 'post-Zionist' professors don't hesitate to weave comments about
Israel.s injustices against the Palestinians, the lack of equality for
Israel.s Arab citizens, and democracy's limitations in a Jewish state,
into their lectures.
Israel's senior professors do not approve of this growing trend of younger
professors politicizing academia by inserting anti-Israel agendas into
Israeli institutions. Consequently, the 'Israeli Academia Monitor' website
was launched in order to warn student of such professors.
Posted on the 'Israeli Academia Monitor' homepage was a message saying,
'Israeli Universities are crawling with extremist staff members, many of
whom hate their country, encourage their country.s enemies, and
collaborate with international anti-Israel organizations, sometimes even
with declared anti-Semites.'
Dana Barnett, who runs the website along with Professor Steven Plaut, said
that their goal was to expose what was going at universities with the
'We noticed a lot of Israeli academics, who receive their salary from the
state, use it for their own private ideology,' Barnett explained, 'They
spread lies about Israel and there are many people in the world who would
be happy to hear about it.'
Barnett claims that beneath the plethora of courses on civil rights, human
rights, feminism, and social justice supposedly working to expose students
to 'other ways of looking at the Israeli reality' actually lays
One of the many professors listed on the 'Monitor' is Dr. Ilan Pappe, a
social sciences professor at Haifa University. Pappe is one of Israel's
leading spokesmen against the definition of Israel as a Jewish State, and
promoter of the 'country for all its citizens' stance.
Pappe dismissed calls for professors to remain objective saying, 'I am one
of the few professors that openly voices my opinions. I don.t like
academic members who say they are objective.'
He views the courses he gives as no less than a mission. He said, .Where,
if not in academia, would I promote my political agenda?.
According to the 'Monitor' website, there is a long line of Israeli
professors that share Pappe's views. A study conducted by Dr. Udi Label, a
political psychology professor at the Ben Gurion Institute, showed that
the trend was picking up speed.
The study revealed that syllabi of the social sciences departments in
Israel.s universities included increasing numbers of courses supporting
the 'post Zionist' ideas.
Israel Academia Monitor is at www.israel-academia-monitor.com, and it
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2. Nazi Norman outrages the Santa Cruz locals:
3. Another self-hating Jew for the destruction of Israel:
4. Speaking of "cluster bombs":
ONE OF THESE COUNTRIES GAVE HIZBULLAH CLUSTER BOMBS
[Note by Tom Gross]
There has been an enormous amount of reporting by the international
media on the Israeli use of cluster bombs in the recent conflict with
Hizbullah. By contrast, there has been virtually no reporting on
Hizbullah's use of cluster bombs, even though Hizbullah (unlike Israel)
deliberately aimed them at civilian targets.
Even the mainstream liberal media should have no excuses for their
continual refusal to report on Hizbullah's use of cluster bombs . the
time in the world they have been used by a non-state armed group .
following publication yesterday of a report by the New York-based Human
Human Rights Watch confirm what Israeli officials have been saying
since mid-July: that Hizbullah fired cluster munitions into civilian areas
in northern Israel during the recent conflict.
Hizbullah's deployment of the Chinese-made Type-81 122mm rocket is also
the first confirmed use of this particular model of cluster munitions
anywhere in the world.
Five countries . China, Egypt, Italy, Russia, and Slovakia . produce
nine types of 122mm rockets carrying submunitions. Two other countries,
Sudan and the United Arab Emirates, also stockpile them.
ISRAELI ARABS AMONG THE VICTIMS
Human Rights Watch documented two Type-81 cluster strikes that took
place on July 25 in the Galilee village of Mghar. Each of the Type-81
cluster munition 122mm rockets used by Hizbullah carries 39 Type-90 or MZD
submunitions. Each submunition in turn shoots out hundreds of steel
spheres, about 3.5mm in diameter, with deadly force.
5. Soros against Israel:
6. Rabbi Impersonator attacks Dershowitz (yet again):